Stocks ended higher Monday with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting their highest levels since June 2008 amid a flurry of M&A activity and several positive earnings news.
Stocks ended slightly higher after trading lower most of the session as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated the central bank would continue to stimulate the economy, even amid signs of growing strength in the U.S. economy, evident in news out early in the session. Cisco and BofA rose, while Merck fell.
Stocks turned higher after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated the central bank would continue to stimulate the economy, even amid signs of growing strength in the U.S. economy. Cicsco and Bank of America rose, while Merck fell.
Stocks fell Thursday as investors weighed strong signs of an economy on the mend against increasing worries over Egypt and signs pointing to an end to the recent rally. Merck and Alcoa fell, while Bank of America gained.
Stocks closed narrowly mixed with the major indices ending above key thresholds as investors focused on troubles in Egypt, shrugged off good job news, and took a breather after the market posted new multi-year highs on Tuesday. Disney rose, while Home Depot fell.
Stocks were narrowly mixed ahead of the close, but still remained within a narrow trading range, as investors focused on unrest in Egypt and took a breather after the market posted new multi-year highs on Tuesday. Disney rose, while Home Depot fell.
Stocks struggled for direction on Wednesday as clashes between government supporters and protesters in Egypt weighed on the market amid news of a better-than-expected gain in private-sector hiring last month. Merck and BofA fell, while Disney rose.
Stocks rebounded on Monday as investors returned to stocks after a sharp sell-off on Friday, but yet kept a cautious eye on events unfolding in Egypt. Alcoa and Exxon rose, while P&G fell.
Stocks added to gains in the final minutes of Monday's session as investors came back to stocks after a sharp sell-off on Friday, but yet kept an eye on events unfolding in Egypt. Alcoa rose, while P&G fell.
Stocks gained Monday as investors digested strong earnings and economic news, but remained queasy about the events unfolding in Egypt. Alcoa and Travelers rose, while Intel fell.
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S&P futures have been steadily rising through most of last night and are now in positive territory. Mubarek is clearly on the outs, there is plenty of uncertainty about successors, but there is now some hope of an orderly transition...and for the moment less chance of instability spreading. Absent news, sideways is the likely course...but it could all change quickly without rapid progress.
Wall Street looked to a higher open Monday as traders shook off fears about unrest in Egypt and pushed futures higher on the strength of ExxonMobil earnings.
Stocks closed near session lows as civil unrest in Egypt sparked widespread selling that pushed the S&P 500 down nearly 2 percent and broke an eight-week winning streak for the Dow. Microsoft and Home Depot sank.
Stocks extended steep losses, as the S&P 500 slid nearly 2 percent, as civil unrest in Egypt sparked widespread selling despite decent economic numbers. Microsoft and Home Depot fell, while Kraft rose.
Stocks sank despite a reading on consumer sentiment that was better-than-expected, and after the government reported a gain in gross domestic product for the fourth quarter of 2010, as traders feared the outcome of the escalating protests in Egypt. Microsoft and Home Depot fell, while Coca-Cola rose.
Stocks ended up slightly as the major indices failed to close above significant benchmarks soon after Microsoft, in a surprise move, released earnings before the bell. GE and Home Depot rose, while P&G fell.
Stocks fell back after trading above significant benchmarks just before the close amid mixed economic and earnings news and light trading as the Northeast dug out from another major snowstorm. GE and United Technologies rose, while P&G fell.
This week Customer Growth Partners issued its annual retail sales forecast and they are expecting retail sales this year to outpace historical averages. The notable thing about this forecast is that the firm thinks this target can be achieved without consumers really changing course from their current behavior.
Stocks turned slightly positive in the wake of both positive and negative economic and earnings news, after the major indices hit psychologically important benchmarks earlier in the session.